Crime

Conservation asks for public help in finding elk poacher(s)

Conservation asks for public help  in finding elk poacher(s)

The Castlegar Conservation Officer Service is seeking information from the public regarding two mature bull elk that were found shot and left on Mt Sentinel, according to a press release issued by Conservation Officer Blair Thin.

He said the two bulls were seen alive on the morning of April 5 (Saturday) and were found dead on the following morning

Trail RCMP escort dangerous fugitive back to Toronto to face warrants

Trail RCMP escort dangerous fugitive back to Toronto to face warrants

Trail RCMP have arrested a fugitive facing charges of violent crime in Toronto, according to RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson, who says two recent arrests bring the tally to 64 peoplep sent from BC on outstanding warrants since September 2011.

NPD ask for public assistance after vehicle in Rosemont discovered with interior set on fire

NPD ask for public assistance after vehicle in Rosemont discovered with interior set on fire

Finding a vehicle with a burned out interior is not the norm in the Heritage City.

Which is why Nelson Police is asking for public assistance after a vehicle was discovered in Rosemont with the interior set on fire.

Nelson Police officers discovered an an abandon car at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Rosemont.

The vehicle had recently been reported stolen, and that the interior had been set on fire. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Dawson Creek RCMP seize more than $100,000 in drugs and cash

Dawson Creek RCMP seize more than $100,000 in drugs and cash

Three people have been charged after RCMP in Dawson Creek seized more than $100,000 in drugs and cash during a five-month trafficking investigation.

The seizure came in late February when RCMP executed six search warrants that were issued under the CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act). These warrants included four residences, one vehicle and a local business.

As a result of the coordinated searches, police seized a large quantity of drugs, cash and property.

Nelson Police Department rolls out innovative Restorative Justice Program

Restorative Justice Program Coordinator Gerry Sobie (left) and NPD Sergeant Dino Falcone are spearheading the new Restorative Justice program for Nelson. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Police Department is advocating for the introduction of a Restorative Justice program as an option to laying criminal charges when a crime has been committed. 

The program, spearheaded by NPD Sergeant Dino Falcone and coordinated by Restorative Justice Program Coordinator Gerry Sobie, is looking for volunteers.

Sobie helped establish and run the Cranbrook RCMP Restorative Justice Program, from 2005 to 2009.

UPDATED: Wilding to remain in custody pending arson trial

UPDATED: Wilding to remain in custody pending arson trial

Lee Wilding, 19, of Castlegar will remain in custody until he faces trial for two counts of arson in connection with the fire at Kinnaird Church of God on March 18.

Provincial Court Judge Donald Sperry,  in Castlegar court this morning, heard Crown counsel Sunday Patola describe a range of evidence supporting what police believe was the timeline of Wilding`s activities prior to the fire, arguing against Wilding`s release due to, “the gravity of the offense,” and circumstances she said were, “extremely aggravated”.

The case of the 'hazardous' white substance

A white "hazardous' substance flowed into Kootenay Lake Monday afternoon near the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort. — Submitted photo

The Ministry of Environment has taken over the investigation of an unknown substance that flowed into the West Arm of Kootenay Lake near the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort Monday afternoon.

Nelson Fire Department responded to the report of a "hazardous" white substance, east of the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort at 1:48 p.m. Monday.

Two on duty members responded to assess the spill and observed that a large amount of white liquid was flowing from the storm drain just upstream from the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

Driver escapes serious injury after pickup ends up in Cottonwood Creek

The silver Toyota Tacoma pickup sits in Cottonwood Creek while firefighters prepare to have the vehicle removed. — Submitted photo

A driver escaped injury after a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup ended up in Cottonwood Creek early Tuesday morning.

Nelson Fire Department received the call at 6:40 a.m. that a vehicle left the road near Cottonwood Creek on Highway 6 near Nelson Toyota.

Both on-duty members responded immediately with one additional members arriving from home.

When fire crews arrived, the lone occupant was on the road and being attended to by a Nelson Police Department officer.

The NPD member, the first to arrive on the scene, was able to assist the driver up the bank.

UPDATED: German man killed in avalanche near Revelstoke identified

UPDATED: German man killed in avalanche near Revelstoke identified

The 45-year-old man that died after being buried by an avalanche near Revelstoke this week has been identified as Jannik Inselkammer of Munich, Germany.

Inselkammer was a Munich-area businessman who worked in the beer brewing industry.

He was born into a brewing family and had several ownership stakes and managing director positions with various breweries over the years.

German man dies after being buried by avalanche near Revelstoke

A 45-year-old man from Germany has died after being buried by an avalanche near Revelstoke.

RCMP advise public of 'tax collection' scam

RCMP advise public of 'tax collection' scam

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